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Happy Easter 2024

On the third day, Jesus rose from His grave (Luke 24:6). We call this day Easter. He died on a cross and a few days later, he was alive once more - resurrected. How grateful I am for that, because that means I, too, will rise from my grave to live with Jesus and God once my life here is over. We must also remember the beauty in that promise He made to bring us to live with Him (John 14:1-4). But that isn't all.


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Before He was crucified, Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 16:27 that He would return with the angels one day and repay each of us for what we have done - good for good, bad for bad. So, the Rapture and Judgment Day are coming. This means we will get to see Jesus ourselves. And Jesus adds more details in Matthew 24 about that day of Rapture when he will return for those of us who have lived for Him. He tells us to be prepared. He tells us how bad the world will look just before He comes back. If you watch the news at all, you can see this is coming true: wars, rumors of wars, nation against nation, famine, increased earthquakes. Maybe this is a warning and God will allow things to get better for a while. I don't know. I do know that Jesus tells us to be prepared for this second coming where He will resurrect the dead who were prepared and allow those who are alive and are prepared to come (during the Rapture) live with Him and our Father in Heaven. People will have time, though, to change their ways during Tribulation or time of suffering (Revelation 6:9-11). The Tribulation period will be difficult for all but particularly new believers of that time; thus, the time of suffering. And during the Judgment, all will stand in His presence to hear their destiny of Heaven or hell.

So, if you've been waiting to accept Christ as your Savior, I urge you to make that decision to do so now. Easter is a beautiful day for a new beginning, to start living the way He asks you to live. He gives us free will to make this decision. The decision to follow Him frees us from our sins. And what a freedom that is! Don't let the devil talk you out of this precious gift of Heaven. Ask God to forgive you for your sins in Jesus' name. It's that simple to begin living in that freedom.

Have a happy and blessed Easter,

Patricia

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